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SustainAbility: Economic development

By Adele Israel

More than 80 people gathered at Mesa State College on June 30 for a whirlwind 90-minute planning session focused on one goal for Mesa County: Become an epicenter for energy innovation. The Economic Development Partners of Mesa County, ...

Homegrown: Shasta daisies

By Dennis Hill

Two years ago, I put out 97 Shasta daisies along my drive. The first year I lost about 30, replaced them and last winter lost all of the replacements, including some of the established plants. The bed is bordered on the south by a three-rail ...

062411 Canning

End of the world, or not, there will be canned jam

By Rachel Sauer

I read a lot of novels about the end of the world. I’m not sure why, because I wallow in a paranoid funk for days afterward, but these books have their uses. After I read “Lucifer’s Hammer” the first time, I bought a ...

White River ruling

By The Daily Sentinel

The ruling from a water judge in Steamboat Springs Friday is not likely to be a critical impediment to oil shale production, should a commercially feasible method of extracting oil from shale be found, but it is a significant victory for a ...

Printed letters, July 5, 2011

By Staff

Since the 2010 midterm elections, we have seen many rulings by federal judges that strike down attempts by the states to execute the will of the people as expressed in the elections. These rulings have largely supported the liberal point of ...

Reddin’s leave-taking

By The Daily Sentinel

Chris Reddin became executive director of the Business Incubator Center in 2007, when the economy was booming and the few business start-ups seeking center assistance received “anything and everything we could throw at them,” she ...

Health briefs: Food safety, Hospice

By Staff

Reminder to practice food safety Because most summer weekends are filled with barbecues and picnics, the Mesa County Health Department is encouraging people to practice food safety. There are more than 250 foodborne diseases, the majority of ...

Udall wants changes on old timber contracts

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is urging federal officials to rework old timber contracts to help keep Colorado’s sawmills open. Udall sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the head of the U.S. Forest Service ...

E-mail letters, July 5, 2011

By Staff

Tax and spend philosophy won’t fix the economy Regarding the recent writer accusing others of twisting meaning of words July 1, 2011: A person doesn’t have to twist the meaning of the words of writer Arn McConnell. I am always ...

070511 free meal mojo

Free meals to children and parents

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Most parents would easily skip a meal in order for their children to eat. Last summer, many sat quietly while their children ate at the free breakfast and lunch program provided at several Mesa County District 51 schools. This year those ...

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